Not only is squash (which includes acorn squash, pumpkin, zucchini, butternut squash,
and several others) packed with vitamins and other good stuff, it has many
health benefits that might make you consider eating it more often.
Some Health Benefits of eating squash are: A cup of yellow squash is just 36
calories. It is rich in vitamin C. It is a good source of vitamin A, and supplies the body
with valuable copper, potassium, and magnesium. Vitamin A should strengthen
existing hair and encourage new hair growth. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant
found in squash. Contributes to good eye health. Vitamin C exists in the plant
in generous amounts. Vitamin C exists in the plant in generous amounts. The
Vitamin C exists in the plant in generous amounts. The vitamin can keep skin
well-moisturized and help fight off the deterioration that naturally occurs during the aging years.
Health benefits of keeping the Potatoe peels oner there is fiber, have no fat and are low in calories.
Potatoe skins help regulate blood sugar. It is not a quick cure for anything but it is healthier to leave
the skins on than to remove the skins. Your plate does not always look the nicest I will admit but it is
the healthiest way.
Squash Soup Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove fine chopped (optional)
1chopped stalk celery,
1chooped medium carrot,
2 medium potatoes, cubed and skins left on
1 medium butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and cubed
1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken stocks
freshly ground black pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion and garlic, carrot, potatoes cleaned washed, cubed
( I leave my peels on) you can peel if you want, and squash 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.
Transfer the soup to a blender, and blend until smooth. Return to pot, and mix in any remaining
stock to attain desired consistency. Season with pepper.